Monday, June 13, 2011

Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil Soda

With fresh fruit and basil from the garden, this homemade soda is a perfect summer treat! The recipe is based on the recipe from BON APPÉTIT but is tweaked a little to appease our sweet tooth.

Homemade soda ingredients
2 fresh lemons
6 fresh basil leaves
6 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons sugar
A touch of salt
Soda water

Mashing the strawberries & Basil
Directions: Remove seeds from lemons. Chop in half and squeeze both lemons into a cup. Chop basil and strawberries into bite-size pieces. Put all ingredients into the cup and muddle until sugar dissolves.

Strain all the liquids into your glass with ice

Add soda water and a strawberry or lemon garnish

Homemade Soda
Serve! We made a pitcher by quadrupling the recipe.


Cocoa and Lavender said...

Great recipe and stunning photos! Can't wait to try it. I shared it with all my FB friends, too! David

Lenkin Design said...

Thanks as always! We got all excited about artichokes the other day but cheated and went to a restaurant where they had them on the grill. Divine!